Places of Worship Reopening Fund

Aims/priorities: This funding is available for Rochdale Borough faith groups who are working towards reopening their place of worship and ensuring they can do so safely and following all of the recent government guidelines which have been released.

The fund is to help to ensure that places of worship are maintained to a level which is Covid-safe. This could help with additional cleaning, equipment, signage and collection of personal data.

Your application must show that your project meets one or more of the below criteria to apply for this fund:

Action Together COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Published date: 
Thursday, 2nd April 2020

At Action Together we recognise community action is taking place across the boroughs of Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop, and we want to encourage and support this action. 

We are delighted to let you know that we are launching a Community Response Fund that is available for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop groups from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector working on a COVID-19 Community Response and meet either of these priorities:

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - Round 4

Aims/priorities: The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers funding to UK registered charities whose work takes place in the UK and directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year. The field of interest this year is 'Music and the arts; people aged 60 and over'. In particular, it will support projects that focus on the many complex issues that have arisen from the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that address the specific needs of people aged 60 and over.

Leeds Building Society

Aims/Priorities: Grants are available to cover the costs involved directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. 

Who can apply? The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million per year.

Grant amount: £250 - £1,000

Application process: Aplications can be made online on their website. 

Deadline: Ongoing

True Colours Trust - Small Grants UK - COVID-19 Support

Aims/priorities: The funding aims to help smaller organisations to adapt and continue to deliver their vital services in light of coronavirus/COVID-19 in order to support families in the short to medium term. This may include normal running costs of programmes which are resuming, or adaptations to existing services to allow them to take place safely. Proposals for the following areas of work will be considered, in no particular order:

LGBT+ Futures Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to provide funding for LGBT+ organisations and projects to enable them to continue through the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and meet the immediate needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely affected by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded towards ongoing work, core costs and additional work which strengthens the position of organisations and their ability to respond to community needs at this challenging time.

Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities

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Aims/priorities: Grants are available to help small BAME led VCSE organisations to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities must be expected to end by 31st March 2021.

Applications should be in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will need to show how they have taken into account government guidance about keeping people safeand must be for at least one of the below: